Buffalo Grove High School graduate Jerry Slowik is up to $121,800 in cash winnings after his fifth day on Jeopardy. The episode aired New Year’s Day.
Slowik, of Arlington Heights, racked up more than $20,000 by correctly answering questions pertaining to Bob Dylan’s music and doubling his total in a Daily Double question, among others.
By the final round, he had amassed $21,600, more than twice the amount of his closest competitor, who entered Final Jeopardy with $10,000.
He was the only contestant to correctly answer the last question:
“This intellectual forum started in 1984, bringing together people from three different industries, hence its 3-letter name."
His response, TED, brought his same-day winnings to $23,000.
The sixth episode featuring Slowik will air at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 2 on ABC.